Every second counts when you’re a soccer goalkeeper like Stephanie Labbé, known for her ability to perform in high-pressure situations. Most recently seen in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World cup and the Pan Am games as a member of the Canadian Women’s National Team, Labbé relies on Muse to help her stay focused during each game and progress afterward.
“You may only touch the ball 10 or 15 times in a 90-minute game, so you always need to be present and engaged,” she explains. “Muse has helped with my post-game recovery process, too. You tend to go over all the plays in your mind, but Muse gives you time to be calm and move on.”
Labbé had already been meditating a bit each morning, but discovering Muse in the spring of this year helped bring her practice to the next level. Muse, the brain-sensing headband, acts like a personal meditation assistant, helping users learn to focus their attention and track and improve their progress.
Living out of a suitcase and rushing from meals to meetings to training, treatments and games can take its toll, and Muse helps calm the chaos. “It’s been a great tool for me—listening to the waves and imagining myself at the beach relaxes my mind, body and soul,” Labbé says.
Great teams require strong players, and Muse helps individuals connect with their best selves. As she notes, “You’re often in a shared hotel room and constantly with your teammates, so Muse gives you time to step away.”
Whether you’re in sports or simply pitching ideas to business clients, Muse can help you stay focused and in the zone. “I think it’s a great tool to lift you out of the chaos of your day, whether you’re an athlete or a businessperson communicating with people all day,” says Labbé. “It’s just a way to give yourself that 10 or 20 minutes to be within yourself and find that peace.”